The Cape Coast District Court ‘A’ has sentenced a barber, Kofi Atta to 12 months in prison for stealing an hp laptop valued at GHS700 and a mobile phone valued GHS 500.
Prosecuting chief Inspector Christiana Sampong told the court presided over by Rita Amoaniwaa Adusa that the accused and the complainant, Maxwell Adu, a building contractor both live at Basakrom, a suburb of Cape Coast.
She said at about 1500GMT on 20th October this year while the complainant was away, the accused broke into his house through the kitchen, destroyed the living room ceiling, entered the complainant’s room and made away with the said items.
At the hearing on Friday, the accused pleaded guilty to all the counts but pleaded leniency from the court but the prosecutor prayed the court to ignore his plea because he received a two month jail term in 2016 for a similar offence
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